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Old September 13th, 2014, 05:57 PM   #1
 
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I like lever guns

I don't know anything about them , I've never even held one but I know I want one . My nephew just told me about one that has just become available . It is a 1960s era gun chambered in 30 30 Win . The man that owned it passed away about 20 years ago and now his widow is selling it . Assuming its in good condition can any one tell me about what it would be worth ? Also what to look out for as far as problems go . Thanks in advance for your help .



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Old September 13th, 2014, 06:01 PM   #2
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Need a lot more info.
I love Marlin lever actions, but there are many others.
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I didn't mention that it is a Marlin did I .
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Old September 13th, 2014, 06:21 PM   #4
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I didn't mention that it is a Marlin did I .
The original Marlins with the JM mark are a hot commodity.
You will get plenty of advice from Ruger forum Marlin lovers shortly.
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An average condition 336 from the early 60's is probably worth about $250-300.
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If it's a pre 64 Winchester mod. 94, it's pretty desirable. Pre 64s have a flat head screw on the bottom, forward of the lever. I think they also have a serial number lower than 2700000.
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When I was a kid, my buddy had a 39A. It was so much fun to shoot soda cans with.
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I finally got the chance to go look at that gun . It is a Marlin model 336 RC with JM stamped on the barrel , made in 1965 with a Williams after market sight. It is in not quite excellent , but real good condition . While I was looking at this gun the lady asked if I would like to look at the other gun while I was there . I didn't know about another gun but said sure. As it turns out it is a United States Arms Riverhead N.Y. 44 mag Abilene 7 1/2 barrel single action revolver in excellent condition Maybe never fired made in 1974. I got what I think is a real sweet deal 325.00$ for the pair . My question is what would make a good reasonably priced scope for that lever gun .
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It is worth a wide varied amount S STATED BUT Baring anything unusual 300 is fair.
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You got a sweet deal there my Marlin is a 336 RC 30-30 & I really love this gun mine has a Burris Timber Line Scope 2-7x28. Also I have seen in years past a single action revolver the same make & they are nice guns. Again you got a steal of a deal nice find there the RC on your Marlin means regular carbine.
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Don't know much about the revolver but the 336 is worth what you paid for both.
You do know the standard procedure is to post pictures.
Someone once said "no pictures it didn't happen".
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I get the feeling! Levers are awesome! I hope this one works out for you!
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IMO, you got a great deal! The 336RC is worth $325 alone.
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I took both guns to the range the other day and they are both great shooters . I do love that lever gun . Thanks for the scope info . I have tried to post pics and have not yet been able to figure that out yet , but I will keep trying .
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You did well on the price, enjoy them! I share your lever gun affections, when the gun fund allows my next rifle will be a Marlin 45-70 stainless big loop.
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